Public assistance programs for poor women in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators. Task Force on Women and Poverty.

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  • Poor -- Massachusetts.,
  • Poor women -- Massachusetts.

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StatementMassachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, Task Force on Women and Poverty.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/01049 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 109 p. :
Number of Pages109
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Open LibraryOL2151880M
LC Control Number88621440

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